EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 27 September 2018 – Saidani v. Germany (no. 17675/18)

The applicant, Haykel Ben Khemais Saidani, is a Tunisian national who was born in 1980. The case concerns the applicant’s deportation from Germany to Tunisia. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

EGMR: Exclusion from a courtroom of a woman wearing the Islamic headscarf (hijab) violates Article 9 of the Convention

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Lachiri v. Belgium (application no. 3413/09) the European Court of Human Rights held, by a majority (six votes to one), that there had been a violation of Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience and religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned Mrs Lachiri’s exclusion from a courtroom on account of her refusal to remove her hijab. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: , . Leave a Comment »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 18 September 2018 – Lachiri v. Belgium (no. 3413/09)

The applicant, Hagar Lachiri, is a Belgian national who was born in 1986 and lives in Koekelberg (Belgium). The case concerns her exclusion from a courtroom on account of her refusal to remove her hijab. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: , . Leave a Comment »

EGMR: Fining a clothing company for its “Jesus” and “Mary” advertising campaign breached its freedom of expression

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Sekmadienis Ltd. v. Lithuania (application no. 69317/14) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been: a violation of Article 10 (right to freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the imposition of a fine on Sekmadienis Ltd., a clothing company, for displaying in Vilnius and on its website a series of advertisements deemed by the Lithuanian courts and other bodies to offend against public morals. The advertisements had used models and captions referring to “Jesus” and “Mary”. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: . Leave a Comment »

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Tuesday 30 January 2018 – Sekmadienis Ltd. v. Lithuania (no. 69317/14)

The applicant company, Sekmadienis Ltd., is a limited liability company established under Lithuanian law with its registered office in Vilnius. The case concerns the company’s complaint about being fined for advertising clothes using references to Jesus and Mary. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

Veröffentlicht in Aktuell, EGMR, Rechtsprechung. Schlagwörter: . Leave a Comment »

EGMR: Refusal to exempt primary school pupil from sex education did not breach Convention

In its decision in the case of A.R. and L.R. v. Switzerland (application no. 22338/15) the European Court of Human Rights has by a majority declared the application inadmissible. The decision is final. The case concerns the refusal by a Basle primary school to grant Ms A.R’s request that her daughter, then aged seven and about to move up to the second year of primary school, be exempted from sex education lessons. The Court found the application manifestly ill-founded. It noted in particular that sex education at a kindergarten and in the first years of primary school was complementary in nature and not systematic; the teachers merely had to “react to the children’s questions and actions”. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen

EGMR: Forthcoming judgment on Thursday 18 January 2018 – A.R. and L.R. v. Switzerland (no. 22338/15)

The applicants, Ms A.R. and her daughter Ms L.R., are Swiss nationals who were born in 1970 and 2003 respectively and live in Basle. The case concerns the refusal by a Basle primary school to grant Ms A.R’s request that her daughter, then aged seven and about to move up to the 2nd year of primary school, be exempted from sex education lessons. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen